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Facilities management updates, insights, strategies & best practices

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Understanding California's New Green Building Standards


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President Biden Sets Aggressive Solar Goal: 50 Percent by 2050

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3 Best Practices for Going Solar

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Understanding the Power of Solar PPAs

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Makes Leap to Solar Power

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Disney World Planning Two New Solar Facilities in Florida

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It's Renewable Energy's Time to Shine

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What Does Portfolio Manager Data Say About the Rise of Renewables?

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How Renewable Energy Contributes to Organization's Green Goals

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Super Cool Paint Keeps Surfaces Below Ambient Temperature

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Solar Shatters Records in Early 2020, but COVID Slows Growth

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Renewable Energy Continues Growth Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

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In New York City, Tough Rules Target Emissions from Large Buildings

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New Laws Help Green Roofs Take Root in New York City

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Solar Plus Storage Boosts Fire Station Readiness

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Tiny Holes Can Make Solar Cells Nearly Crystal Clear

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Book Smart: A Look at Net Zero Energy Libraries

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Microgrids Showcase Resilience During California Blackouts

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Solar Breakthrough Could Disrupt Building Product Manufacturing

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How a Maryland Landfill Became a Solar Farm

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Chameleon Panels Could Help Buildings Manage Light and Heat

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How to Finance Solar PV Projects

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Is Solar PV a Good Investment for Your Building?

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Net-Metering Provides Huge Financial Benefit for Solar

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Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Fires

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Cure for the Cold: 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Buildings in Cold Climates

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One-Time Dirtiest City Lands First All-Solar Airport

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Leading the Way in Installed Solar's Explosive Growth

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Beyond Waterproofing: How to Ensure Long-Term Roof Life

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California’s Solar Supply Exceeds Demand

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Utility Energy Program Aids Wisconsin Brewery

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Solar Power Continues Its Growth, Even in Alaska

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Cool Wood Can Shoot Heat Straight Into Space

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University of Wisconsin Installs Solar Panels To Reduce Grid Reliance

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Puerto Rico Healthcare Going Solar

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Disney Goes Solar with Mouse-Shaped Installation

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Georgetown University Solar Project in Limb-o

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What Happens If PG&E Files for Bankruptcy?

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Solar Spotlight: Airport Taps Alternative Energy

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Blue and Solar: Environmental Innovations In Roofing

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Capturing Solar Power Wherever the Sun Shines

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Solar Costs Less Than Coal, Natural Gas: Report

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New Coating Could Cut Building Cooling Demand

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Solar Canopies Case Study: Best Practices Revealed

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Tips for Designing and Operating Solar Canopies

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Massachusetts, California Lead List of Energy-Efficient States

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4 Steps for Planning Solar Power Canopies in Parking Areas

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TD Bank Continues Sustainability Success

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Electrochromic Glass, Smart Controls Bring Windows Into the Future

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Better R-Value, Thermal Performance Highlight Window Advances

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Solar Could Help Save Bees

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Solar Cells Using Bacteria Could Solve Low-Light Issue

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Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Future of Facilities

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Advances in Technology Drive Domestic Hot Water Choices

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Net Zero Energy Buildings: Success Stories

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Commercial PV Plants Can Receive UL Certification

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How Much Is Trade War Hurting U.S. Solar Industry?

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Solar in Professional Sports Growing Swiftly

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Adhered PV Panels Keep Roofs Cool: Researchers

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California Requires Solar Panels On New Homes

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Commercial Solar Market Third-Party Ownership Growing

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Solar Spotlight: Historic Castle Embraces Technology

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University Aims for 100 Percent renewable energy generated on-site

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IoT and Renewables Boost Zero Energy Goals

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Thoughtful Approach Required For Buildings To Be Both Fire Safe And Sustainable

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How Sustainability Increases Student Performance

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Trump Administration Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research

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Florida Facilities Could Rapidly Benefit From Batteries

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Solar Windows on the Horizon

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At Universities, Changing Learning Means Changing Space Needs

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RECALL: Solar-Powered Charging Stations Can Pose Impact Hazard

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Marina Pursues Net-Zero Energy After Hurricane Maria

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GOP Tax Bill: Energy Tax Credits Appear Safe

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Solar Power: Fastest-Growing Energy Source

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Solar Windows: The Future of Your Facilities?

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Solar Panels Keep One Farm Going Amid National Outage in Puerto Rico

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Home Depot Turning 50 Store Rooftops into Solar Farms

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Small-scale Photovoltaic Generation Growing, Dwarfed by Utility-Scale Solar

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How To Get The Most Benefit From a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

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Understanding Price and Contract Issues with Solar PPAs

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Company's Commitment to Sustainability Drives Increase in Solar Energy Systems

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Solar Panels Recalled Due to Risk of Fire Hazard

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Form Follows Function With Metal Building Systems

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Solar Panel Connectors Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

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Shifting Facility Technologies Create Fire Safety Challenges

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INFOGRAPHIC: New Design Strategies Require Fire Safety Consideration

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Retail Chains Embrace Solar: Total of More Than 1 Gigawatt of Installed Solar

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Alta Energy and Rawson, Blum & Leon Partner to Bring Solar to Cost Plus Plaza

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Solar Energy Association Establishes Recycling Program

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King of Prussia Business Goes Green Saves 34,000 Kilowatt Hours Monthly With Solar Energy

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Solar Power, Passive Ventilation Can Help Buildings Reach Net Zero

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3 Windows Numbers To Know

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Brian Dean Pushes For Change, Builds Top-Notch Facilities Organization at T. Rowe Price

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Solar, Integrated Project Delivery Illustrate Dean's Emphasis on Strategic Thinking

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Solar Power, LEDs Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

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Solar Installations Continue To Grow Rapidly

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Bean Center Uses Ample Roof Space for Solar Tests, Generates Own Power

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PNC Tower, World's Greenest High-Rise, Is A Study In Simplicity

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High-Performance Building Envelope at PNC Tower Brings Efficiency

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Even Most Efficient High-Performance Buildings Require Constant Monitoring, Tweaking

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New Efficiency Record Set for Solar Cells

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International Roofing Expo Continues To Grow, Challenge Conventional Wisdom

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Green Roofs Grow Globally

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Using Daylighting to Maximum Effect

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Daylighting System Can Range from Very Simple to Complex

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Tips for Optimizing Controls to Make the Most of Daylight

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PNC’s LEED Platinum Tower: One of the Greenest Office Buildings in the World

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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

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Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management Firm

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Despite Progress, Solar Still Faces Obstacles

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Knowing Window Classes, Codes, Glass Types for Window Replacement Projects

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Value of Exceeding Code Requirements in Window Replacement Project

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Knowing When Window Replacement Is Inevitable

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Addressing Solar Heat Gain, U-Factor in Window Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Solar-Energy Technologies Emerging as Options for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

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Solar Market Growing, but Challenges do Exist

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Developments on Solar-Technology Front for Maintenance Managers

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PNC Tower Uses Cutting Edge Building Systems but Runs on the Basics

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Cleveland Clinic Happily Takes IoT Connectivity to Extremes

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Data Plays Important Role at U.S. Institute of Peace Building

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Understanding the Revolution in Energy Storage

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Energy Storage Applications

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Pairing Solar Power with Energy Storage

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Is Solar Arguably the Era's Most Disruptive Technology?

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EV-Related Innovations in Technology, Regulations, and Incentives

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Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

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Net-Zero Building Saves More Than Energy For Leon County, Fla.

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Rooftop PV Hazards and Best Practices Report

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Solar Situation: Roofing, Photovoltaics and Maintenance

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Spring, Fall Best Times for Roofing Maintenance

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Get Involved Early in Roof Design Process

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Spotlight: The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR)

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Former Air Force Hanger Hosts Community-Shared BIPV System

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Solar Panels: IKEA, FedEx Explain Ownership Options For Corporations

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How the GSA's Bean Federal Center Uses Solar Power to Save on Utility Costs

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Photovoltaic Lab on Bean Federal Center Roof Helps GSA Find Best Solar Solutions

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Bean Federal Center Solar Power Project Creates Jobs, Utility Savings

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USGBC Lists Top 10 LEED States for 2012

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Success With Solar Roofing System Starts Long Before Installation

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Manager's Goals for Solar Rooftops Should be High

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Maintenance Key to Successful Roof System

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Spotlight: CEIR

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Measuring Exterior Energy Efficiency

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Solar Window Film May Reduce Cooling Load

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

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Examining Roof Coatings Concerns

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Roof Coatings Product Development

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A Realistic Look at Renewable Energy Technology

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Drawbacks to Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy Post Installation Issues

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As Photovoltaic Costs Fall, Demand for Solar Power Rises

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Financial Considerations are Starting Point for Solar Power

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Tips For Exterior Shading to Save Energy

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New Roofs Must Withstand Solar Arrays

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Renewable-Energy Systems: Meet with Local Utility

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Renewable-Energy Systems: Important Maintenance Practices

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Top 10 Green Building Trends of 2011

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Three Paths to PV

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Solar Panel Efficiency Going Up as Costs are Falling

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PPAs and Other Ways to Pay for PV Systems

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What Are the Benefits of Photovoltaic Roofing?

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Photovoltaic Roofs: Questions About Economics, Physical Structure

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Photovoltaic Roofs: What is the ROI?

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Cool Roof A Simple Solution For Recover, Replacement Projects

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Facilities With Cool Roofs Less Affected By Urban Heat Islands

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Cool Roofs Can Be Disadvantage Above Certain Latitudes

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Vegetation Another Holistic Approach To Cool Roofing

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Green Technology: Solar Wall Impacts Heating Loads

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Incentives, the Stimulus and PPAs Contribute to a Bright Future for Solar Projects

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Windows and Thermal Performance

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How Solar Thermal Systems Can Help Save Energy

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New Study Documents Dropping Costs of Solar Power, Efficiency Of Large PV Systems

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Solar Water Heaters Help Minimize a Facility's Electrical-Power Generation

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Efficiency Metrics for Windows, Walls and Roofs

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Daylighting: Overcoming Glare and Heat Challenges

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Window Components And Efficiency

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Solar Window Films As An Energy Efficient Retrofit

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Getting To Know Window Terms

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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Experimental Solar Cell Sets Efficiency Record

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Consider Solar Shading to Reduce Energy Use

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Changes Outside, Results Inside

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A Look at Solar PV Roofing Options

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Department of Energy Announces Solar Grants

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Getting To Know Window Terms

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Four Ways to an Environmentally Responsible Roof

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Companies Form Solar Alliance Advocacy Group

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Quantum Effect Discovered Could Increase Silicon Photovoltaic Efficiency

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DOE Announces Solar Energy Research Funding

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Solar Energy Projects Chosen for DOE Funding

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DOE Extends Deadline for Solar Projects

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Ready for Prime Time?

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Study Forecasts Increasing Demand for Solar Energy

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New Solar Cell Breaks 40 Percent Efficiency Barrier

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Window of Opportunity

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Reduced Payback Period Boosts Solar Projects in New Jersey

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Google Readies Record Corporate PV Array

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Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

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California Utility Signs Agreement for 500 Megawatts of Solar Power

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Solar Incentive Program Reopens After Hiatus Due to Excessive Customer Demand